Objective Connector for SharePoint 

Objective Electronic Document Management (EDM) manages any kind of information object, including word processing and spreadsheet files, presentation software, drawing packages, images, workflows, databases, emails, audio, video, CAD applications and more, throughout the entire document lifecycle. Its features include support for virtually any type of authoring software, linking between documents and other objects, version-specific linking, multiple document registration, indexing, templates, approvals and many other features. It is heavily used within a very secure environment, such as government.

The BAI Objective for SharePoint Connector is an indexing connector that lets SharePoint users search for content within Objective and be able to find relevant content securely.

SharePoint is the most used platform for intranets and internal portals. When the Objective Connector for SharePoint is deployed, SharePoint users can search the information object in Objective and the system will adhere to the user privilege/security settings within Objective.

The BA Insight Objective Connector for SharePoint was specifically developed for Objective, establishing a secure connection to Objective and mapping the content including metadata from the Objective schema to the search engine schema. It then extracts content and feeds it to the search engine in a process called crawling.

objective Connectors for SharePoint

The connector supports the two main types of crawls:

  • Full crawls, which extract all desired content
  • Incremental crawls, which extract only content which has changed since the last crawl

Our Objective for SharePoint Connector addresses key requirements that are challenging to implement through custom solutions:

  • 1
    Works with unstructured content as well as structured data. Large documents, attachments, and complex systems with customer-configurable schema are typical.
  • 2
    Indexes every desired item with a very high throughput. Many BA Insight customers have millions of documents or even hundreds of millions. Just 1 million documents indexed at 1 document/second would take over 11 days for a full crawl!
  • 3
    Is light touch, minimizing the impact on the source system without impacting the performance of the source system.
  • 4
    Only surfaces the content that users are permitted to see.
  • 5
    The source system retains the master information and the search index has only a representation (pointers). Users expect to click on a search result and be working on the original item or document.


Future-proof your investment for new SharePoint versions and O365

With each successive version of SharePoint, Microsoft extends its core capabilities, and the same is true of new releases of Objective. BA Insight does the hard work of keeping the connector up to date for both Objective and SharePoint. In addition, the Objective for SharePoint Connector also supports O365 through Cloud SSA. In fact, we support current versions of SharePoint including 2010, 2013, 2016, and Office365.

The upgrades can be done by your IT organization. It is a matter of accessing the BA Insight customer portal, downloading the latest release and installing and configuring it.  Or, if desired, our professional services team can handle the upgrades.

Drive end-user engagement

By connecting Objective to SharePoint, you increase adoption, improving organizational efficiency and productivity.